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Sierra Leone: Troubled EDSA threatens disconnections

The Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) announced on 18 April that it had launched a “massive disconnection exercise” in response to customers’ failure to pay their bills. “This has come as a result of a huge debt owed to the authority by government ministries, departments, agencies and business houses,” an EDSA notice said. “The authority cannot sustain adequate supply of electricity to customers without the much-needed finance to pay for power produced by Electricity Generation and Transmission Company and other independent power producers (Addax and Aggreko).”

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